Ker  Yang

Ker Yang

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA
California Accepting Online
Updated October 17, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Ker Yang is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist serving clients in the Mid-Wilshire and West Hollywood LA area. She has worked at Pathways under the STAY Process program in Orange County from 2016-2019 serving transitional aged youths who are struggling with severe mental illness and ran a trauma group.

She enjoys working with individuals who are struggling with low self-esteem, past trauma, perfectionism, feeling lost and simply needing a safe place to experience growth and live a meaningful life. Modalities that are incorporated includes emotion-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and narrative therapy.

Ker Yang has training in emotion-focused therapy for couples and have completed the EFT Externship and the Core Skills Training. She sees couples who are struggling with emotional connection and are feeling disconnected from each other. Ker sees couples who are struggling to share their deepest fears and shame with their partner which keeps them feeling alone and disconnected. This may come out in ways that will unintentionally hurt his or her partner. Most of them have gotten to a place of feeling stuck in their negative cycle, feeling hopeless about their relationship and are contemplating separation.

Ker helps couples to understand their negative cycle and identify where they keep getting stuck and find new ways to communicate including sharing their deepest fears and shame. In doing so, couples will feel more connected with their partner and start to rebuild that love that has been lost.


Message to clients

We are all equipped to deal with challenges but sometimes when we are feeling stuck and at our lowest it is hard for us to believe in ourselves and see through our challenges. It's helpful to have a place where you feel seen and accepted in order to reconnect with your strengths. My work with clients is collaborative which means sharing feedback and suggestions. What you can expect from me include asking evocative questions, reflecting and deepening emotions.

My practice philosophy is driven by the belief that as long as you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything but that can be hard when you are in a negative place. Allow me to help you through your journey in believing in yourself again and gain control over your own life.


Specialties

Couples therapy - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ker Yang is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Initial session: $160 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
PathwaysSupporting Transitional Age Youth Program, 2016 - 2019

Alliant International University, MA, 2016
California State University Sacramento, BA, 2012


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Ker was such an attentive listener, and I appreciated her repeat-back style of communication and how direct she was."
- Zencare client • March 2021